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Arts / Screenplay programme revealed: Last hurrah for Kathy, Mark and Linda

The Screenplay programme for 2023. Photo: Shetland Arts

SHETLAND ARTS has published this year’s packed Screenplay schedule ahead of the film festival later this month.

It will be a bittersweet festival for co-curators Kathy Hubbard, Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams as this will be their last year organising the event.

Screenplay to ‘go into retirement’ after 2023 festival

It will run from 29 August to 3 September, and the programme boasts a wide variety of films and guests.

The week will be filled with nostalgia, with some classic film screenings of Top Hat and O Brother Where Art Thou? as well as some familiar faces returning to the isles.

Visitors will include director Hassan Nazer (Winners), journalist, author and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove (Cassius X – Becoming Ali), director Carol Morley and producer Cairo Cannon (Typist Artist Pirate King) and director Mark Jenkin and actress Mary Woodvine (Enys Men).

Pre-recorded interviews will feature actress Emma Thompson (Love Actually), director Edward Lovelace (Human Made Stories) and director Bill Forsyth (Gregory’s Girl).

As well as returning categories Look North and Family Friendly, a new theme emerged for 2023: Extraordinary Children, featuring Roald Dahl’s Matilda – The Musical and Winners.

Finally, the ever-popular Home Made gives Shetlanders a chance to see their own films on the big screen.

The full programme is available online here or pick a physical copy up in Mareel.

Booking for Screencard holders is open now.

Tickets will be available to the general public from 10am on Friday, 4 August.

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